What I see:
We are whole generations tripping over the loose frayed strings of maternal nurture.
An entire population that has dropped the reigns of accountability.
Holy laces instead, choke us tightly, leaving the parched throats of our crying independence an angry scratch.
Prayers, they’re hollow now. Contaminated full of criticism, cynicism and blame, not even simple thanks.
We no longer have a haven of sheltering comforts, that provide divine guidance or peace.
(Unless of course, you pay alms to the robed and suited men with laundered gold and burned crisp flesh.)
Gummy tar pavements of our city’s infrastructure, are now treacherously icy and crumbling, brittle, and cheap giving false airs of richness.
Our streets are slick with the brown, broken promises that was to be our inheritance as a people, but now all on borrowed credit.
We are no longer finding easy access to life. Now, it’s ridiculously difficult to navigate without jarring potholes and potheads.
We fight among ourselves: on what side we sit on- left? or right? What color we are- polkadotted, green, blue or bright? Or who we’re suppose to love- we are all celestial souls, right? Trivial time wasters of our human resources to fight .
What I envision:
A chance to gather ourselves together in strength and love, to change our spoiled futures.
A chance to break away from paternal habits that no longer work but cause chaos, and find stability for our off-balanced scales.
A chance to search for, and find, solutions together to pave our way back to greatness once more.
A chance to bring our conscience efforts back to the present, not what we were, but what we are!
A chance to love unconditionally and accept our fellow neighbors, friends and family for our unique individualism.
We may not all agree, but we can chose to love despite our differences.
This will be our gift of peace, this can be our new found patriotism.
I believe we all deserve better, not as a nation, but as a united humanity.
I have never been one to consider myself political, but for some reason this has jumped out of my thinking brain today. I still, despite our current challenges, love my country and planet. Please forgive me if I have stepped on any of your(the reader’s) beliefs, and/or have offended anyone with my words. It was not my intention to point fingers or judge, but more, it was for me to write for myself of an awareness of accountability for the condition that our current world is in.